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Max Euwe vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 9, Aug-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E36)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jun-19-03
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  paulalbert: Compare this with Bareev vs. Fressinet played 6/19/03 at 5th Enghien-les-Bains Masters. Black had 5 pawns vs. Rook there but blew it and lost. This game was cited during the kibitzing by observers on ICC. I was not aware of this game: also very interesting. Final analysis of Bareev-Fressinet will be interesting. Even GMs not sure of who had the advantage, but does seem that Fressinet made several bad moves at end. Paul Albert
Aug-04-04
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  Benzol: This game has one of the most amazing final positions I've seen on a board. Tartakover in the tournament book says that Euwe missed a win at move forty-three with 43.♖h3 instead of 43.♖h5.
Aug-05-04  Lawrence: <Junior 8> doesn't see it.

43.♖h3 ♔c4
44.♔f5 ♔b4
45.♖h7 a3
46.♖a7 ♖d2 eval +0.49 (20 min. search)

Aug-05-04  white pawn: I think white would have won if they chose to play the game til the end.
Aug-05-04
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  Benzol: <Lawrence>

Tartakover analysis runs as follows
a.)
43.♖h3 ♖a6
44.♖a3 ♔c4
45.h4 ♔b5
46.♖a1 a3
47.♔f5 a2
48.g4 ♔b3
49.h5 etc.

and b.)
43.♖h3 ♖e6
44.♖e3 a3
45.♖xa3 ♖xe4+
46.♔f5 ♖e2
47.♖f3 and Black can resign.

<white pawn>
In the final position Euwe in his book of Best Games says that Black's resources are adequate to hold the position and gives the following line.

55.h4 ♖g8
56.♔f6 ♖xg3
57.e6 ♖g4 (the only move)
58.f5 ♖xh4
59.e7 ♖e4
60.♔f7 ♔d6
61.e8=♕ ♖xe8
62.♔xe8 ♔e5 and the last pawn falls.

Jan-07-05  Hesam7: Here is another line:

1.♔f6 ♖f8+ 2.♔e7 ♖h8 3.f5 ♖h7+ 4.♔f6 ♖h6+ 5.♔g7 ♖h5 6.e6 ♖xf5 7.e7 ♖g5+ 8.♔f7 ♖f5+ 9.♔g6 ♖e5 10. ♔f7

and draw by repitition!

Oct-07-10  paladin at large: Euwe reported that after the game Capablanca suggested: 19....Ra3! as preferable.
Jun-19-16  edubueno: Another draw.
Jul-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  RandomVisitor: After 42...a4


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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <3 minutes computer time>

<+5.45/38 43.Rh3> Kc5 44.Ra3 Kb4 45.Ra1 Rd2 46.Ke3 Rc2 47.h4 Rc3+ 48.Kd2 Rc7 49.Rb1+ Ka5 50.g4 Re7 51.f3 a3 52.Kc3 Rc7+ 53.Kb3 Rb7+ 54.Ka2 Rh7 55.h5 Ka4 56.Rb3 Rd7 57.Rxa3+ Kb4 58.Ra6 Rf7 59.Kb2 Kb5 60.Ra2 Kc4 61.Kc2 Kd4 62.Kd2 Rf8 63.Ra4+ Ke5 64.Ra5+ Ke6 65.Ra6+ Kf7 66.Ra7+ Ke6 67.Ke3 Rc8 68.Ra5 Kf7 69.Kf4

Dec-14-17  Retireborn: In the tournament book Tartakower gives 26...e5 a ? and calls it "optimistisch", but Houdini reckons it to be a good move if followed up with 28...f5 instead of 28...f6.

The final position does have a strong aesthetic appeal; something similar happened in another game from this tournament:-

Vidmar vs Marshall, 1929

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